Why better connectivity signals more business benefits

Published: 17 Feb 2015 09:30

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AS one of the registered suppliers for the UK Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, 9 Dots Consulting says it has experienced a 500 per cent increase in demand for high-end connectivity in the last three months.

According to 9 Dots, better connectivity can bring significant business benefits – from improving employee productivity by having a faster and more reliable Internet connection, to being more competitive in both local and national markets.

It says the scheme enables businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade to superfast Internet connections.

One of 9 Dots’ clients, who has already benefitted from the voucher, said: “With our new high-speed connection we can now make the move to secure storage online.

“Additionally, staff will be able to access their work from home, which is particularly helpful as our office is in such a remote location. The productivity of staff will go through the roof with our new Internet connection.”

The vouchers are available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within 22 cities across the UK, including in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Perth.

They’re available free until March 31 2015 and are provided on a strictly first-come-first-served basis – which is why 9 Dots says it would encourage businesses to get in touch and take advantage of the grant as soon as possible.

9 Dots Consulting provides a complete range of converged telecommunication services.

Based in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, the company specialises in bespoke solutions for all types of businesses, from SMEs to sub-corporate firms, across Scotland and the UK – delivering a ‘best fit’ package to accommodate phone, voice and data requirements.

It looks after more than 2,000 businesses across a variety of different sectors.

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